Sages Ravine and Bear Mountain

Mount Washington, Massachusetts

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This journey takes you into a charming chasm—a veritable mile of delights. Contrasting with that is a short but tough climb to Connecticut’s loftiest perch, offering sublime views. From the parking area, walk around the metal gate on wide, grassy Undermountain Trail. Showy mountain laurel (the Connecticut state flower) is profligate to the right, while dense ferns—tall interrupted fern and shorter New York and hay-scented ferns—populate a glade on the left. At the trail fork, stay left to cross a feeder stream on stones. The right fork leads to the AMC’s Northwest Camp, wonderfully situated on a rise under hemlocks.
AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires

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AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires

by Rene Laubach (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

This journey takes you into a charming chasm—a veritable mile of delights. Contrasting with that is a short but tough climb to Connecticut’s loftiest perch, offering sublime views.

From the parking area, walk around the metal gate on wide, grassy Undermountain Trail. Showy mountain laurel (the Connecticut state flower) is profligate to the right, while dense ferns—tall interrupted fern and shorter New York and hay-scented ferns—populate a glade on the left. At the trail fork, stay left to cross a feeder stream on stones. The right fork leads to the AMC’s Northwest Camp, wonderfully situated on a rise under hemlocks.

© 2015 Rene Laubach/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mount Washington
Distance: 3.9
Elevation Gain: 915 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Appalachian Mountain Club, Connecticut Chapter, Northwest Camp Committee (nwcamp@ct-amc.org; ct-amc.org/nwcamp). Appalachian Trail Conference, P.O. Box 807, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Local Maps: AMC Massachusetts Trail Map #2: E3, USGS Ashley Falls
Driving Directions: Directions to Sages Ravine and Bear Mountain

Recent Trail Reviews

6/19/2015
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We went out around 3:30 pm on a sunny afternoon and finished the trail around 7 pm. The Connecticut mountain Laurels were in full bloom and were exceptional. Irregular path mostly rocks, exceptional views in sages ravine of the water cascade with a nice spot to bath in past the Sages Ravine campsite. The elevation gain and climb up to Bear mountain on the way back was fun climbing over large sections of rocky granite. Great view of the valley from the base of the old tower on Bear mountain, well worth the workout to get there. Would recommend this trail to anyone who loves hiking if they are fit.



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